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  Bean, Melissa
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameMelissa Bean
Address203 Frances Lane
Barrington, Illinois 60010, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 22, 1962
Died Still Living (52 years)
ContributorMonsieur
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia
Jul 27, 2011 10:25pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate - Moderate-to-Liberal - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Married -
InfoOn January 4, 2005 Congresswoman Melissa Bean was sworn into her first term as U.S. Representative for Illinois’ Eighth District, after defeating the longest-serving Member of the majority party.

Rep. Bean brings her over-20-year business and entrepreneurial background combined with a deep commitment to her community as a wife and mother, to her role representing the families in Lake, McHenry and Northwestern Cook Counties.

From 1995 to 2004, Rep. Bean, who is 44 years old, was president of a consulting firm serving high-tech Fortune 1000 clients internationally. Before founding Sales Resources Inc. in 1995, Melissa helped build revenues in management positions at area technology companies including, Arrow Electronics, Motorola, SynOptics (now Nortel) and Dataflex.

Rep. Bean has taken her practical business background to Congress, where she is working to hold corporate and Congressional leaders to a greater level of fiscal accountability. That management experience has helped her in Washington’s partisan political atmosphere, where she is working to find common-sense solutions to the complex problems facing our nation.

She has provided the visible and active representation she promised as a candidate, reaching out to the community with several forums, town hall meetings and other public events while providing the responsive constituent service the district had been lacking.

Rep. Bean has also been working hard to address the concerns of district families by supporting policies that represent their fiscally conservative and socially moderate views. She has also introduced her own legislation, including a bill that encourages adoption of older children and another to provide tax incentives for improving home energy efficiency. Rep. Bean has consistently supported efforts to improve homeland security and to protect our troops, traveling to Iraq last year to meet with soldiers and American and Iraqi military leaders.

As a member of the Financial Services Committee, she is one of the leaders in the fight against Identity Theft, introducing legislation that requires companies to better protect people’s personal financial information and notify them if it has been compromised. Rep. Bean also serves on the House Small Business Committee, where she has fought for lower fees on federal small business loans and to improve support for Small Business Development Centers that help smaller companies expand and create jobs.

Rep. Bean, the oldest of four, was born in Chicago and grew up in Park Ridge where she graduated from Maine East High School. Bean earned her BA in Political Science from Roosevelt University.

Melissa and her husband Alan have been married for 21 years. They have lived in Barrington for 18 years where their daughters, Victoria and Michelle, attend District 220 schools.

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Apr 07, 2011 02:00pm General Bean Rules Out 2012 Rematch in Illinois  Article COSDem 
Oct 19, 2009 04:00pm News Rep [Melissa Bean] scraps H1N1 event -- after family gets flu  Article Monsieur 
Jan 02, 2007 10:00pm News Breathing easier, [IL Rep] Bean charts her course  Article ArmyDem 
Jan 30, 2006 04:00pm News [MELISSA] BEAN CHARGES INTO 2006 WITH STRONG RECORD AND $1.8 MILLION RAISED  Article COSDem 
Jul 07, 2005 10:00pm News [IL Representative Melissa] Bean Proposes Bill To Protect Planes From Missiles  Article ArmyDem 
Jan 04, 2005 12:00am General Bean off to D.C. as freshman with GOP target on her back  Article COSDem 

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RACES
  11/02/2010 IL - District 08 Lost 48.32% (-0.14%)
  02/02/2010 IL District 8-D Primary Won 99.90% (+99.80%)
  11/04/2008 IL - District 08 Won 60.72% (+21.44%)
  02/05/2008 IL - District 08-D Primary Won 83.21% (+66.41%)
  11/07/2006 IL - District 08 Won 50.91% (+6.89%)
  03/21/2006 IL District 08 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 IL - District 08 Won 51.70% (+3.40%)
  03/16/2004 IL - District 08 - D Primary Won 78.05% (+56.11%)
  11/05/2002 IL District 8 Lost 42.56% (-14.86%)
  03/19/2002 IL District 08 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL District 08 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Raja Krishnamoorthi
IL District 10 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Brad Schneider
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
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